Data centres as ‘heavy industry’ could affect Ireland’s appeal to enterprise — Ibec
A proposal to re-categorise data centres in Dublin has been met with dismay by the business representative group
Ibec has warned that plans to re-categorise data centres as heavy industry in the capital could cause reputational damage to Ireland’s place as a pro-digital hotspot.
In a submission to Dublin City’s draft development plan, Cloud Infrastructure Ireland, a trade association within Ibec, said a proposal to re-designate data centres from Z6 to Z7 runs the risk of reducing “Dublin’s attractiveness to enterprise” and goes against national policy.
In Dublin, land zoned under Z6 is ...